Reservoir Engineering


Petroleum engineering team leaders, production and reservoir engineers, petrophysicists and geologists involved with exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs.


- Geometry of oil and gas accumulations
- Reservoir rock properties
- Distribution of hydrocarbon fluids
- Hydrocarbon composition, properties and phase behaviour, gas reservoir engineering concepts
- PVT parameters, basic laboratory experiments, reservoir fluid sampling, formation water properties
- Pressure regimes, fluid gradients and contacts, capillary pressures, surface tension, wettability
- Hydrocarbons in-place estimation, uncertainties, probabilistic methods
- Relative permeability, movable oil, mobility, drainage and imbibition
- Viscous flow, flow conditions
- Reservoir heterogeneity and sweep
- Recovery drive-energy, general material balance equation, recovery factors and production forecasts
- Radial differential fluid flow equation
- Introduction to analysis and interpretation of pressure tests: drawdown and build-up
- Skin: source and how to minimize it

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of the physics of oil and gas in reservoirs, and will be able to apply reservoir engineering methods and appreciate the construction and use of reservoir models. They will have acquired the skills necessary for estimation of petroleum reserves, development planning and to assess uncertainties.



Number of Participants

Max 20


Software Used


Course Format

Classroom format with presentations and exercises

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